Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Communication Intern for Open Contracting Program

Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of Communication Intern for Open Contracting Program.



Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Deputy Commissioner, Alexander Marwata, said that 80 percent of corruption cases they handled were related to public procurement. Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) also revealed that Indonesia lost around Rp1.5 trillion to corruption in public procurement in 2017. This is wasted taxpayer money.

To address the issues, Hivos and partners such as Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia, Transparency International (TI) Indonesia, PATTIRO Semarang, Bojonegoro Institute, and Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Jakarta have been implementing an open contracting program in Indonesia. The project is a part of a broader program of Open Up Public Contracting between Hivos and Article 19 at the global level.

Through this program, we work to empower the citizens to get the best quality of public services (health and education) through their engagement in development, especially in public procurement process, and participate in monitoring the government’s procurement projects. We also develop civil society capacity to translate procurement and contracting data into actionable information for evidence-based advocacy with governments.

Hivos understands we need to deliver clear messages and call for action to the public to get people to support our works and advocacy. To help reach that purpose, therefore, we are opening an internship program for individuals who are interested on anti-corruption issues and have willingness to contribute for a better and more inclusive public service delivery through campaign and content development.



The objectives of the role are to provide communication support, being part of the

Freedom and Accountability team, and to ensure the deliverance of the program communication plan.

The communication intern assists the communication team in the development, implementation and review of media strategies for open contracting program implementation in Indonesia.

The intern will be involved in creating engaging content about anti-corruption and public services issues, particularly in health and education sector for Hivos’ website and social media as well as assisting the team in monitoring its impact. This is a great opportunity to learn how to craft the most effective media campaign.


Specific Tasks

Working closely with Communication and Knowledge Management Officer for Open Contracting Program, the Communication Intern is expected to:

  • Support the development of communication products (book, poster, flyer, newsletter, pamphlet, brochure, etc)
  • Produce writing piece based on the activities to be publish on Hivos’ communication channels
  • Assist in promoting program activities through Hivos communication channels
  • Support the production of report in relate to communication activity (quarterly analytical report over our social media presence, etc)
  • Support event preparation and dissemination which may include invitation, announcement, and attendance kit



  • Indonesian nationals
  • An active student in Indonesian university with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • A minimum of 7th semester student
  • Background in social science, international relations, or other related backgrounds


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Have good writing skills
  • Have basic skills and understanding on creative content creation, including simple graphic design tools, presentation, moving objects, etc.
  • Fluent in both English and Indonesian
  • Able to work individually and within a team
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and self-managing
  • Demonstrate a proactive and can-do attitude
  • Have good work ethic


Period of Internship

Duration of the internship is 3 months from July – September 2019


What We Offer

  • A recommendation letter at the end of internship
  • Hands-on experience working with international NGO
  • Context-learning on regional outlook on the issue of social and political science
  • A multicultural, inclusive and diverse office environment
  • Work with creative individuals of all races, religion, gender, etc.
  • Daily local transport allowance